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The best way I know to help choose what direction our community, state or nation moves toward is by voting for people who best reflect ...

September 25, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING


Life Insurance for Mortgage Protection

It seems like the majority of topics for my articles brings back memories, some good and some less than memorable. This is one of the ...

September 25, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business


Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


Mosser: Winter is coming

Greetings gorgeous growers; hopefully you have thus far experienced a season of bountiful fruits. As the active growing season begins to wind down, let's ...

September 25, 2016 | Corey Mosser | Agriculture


Big shows in Covington and Porterdale this week

It's a big weekend of music in Covington this week, so let's get right down to it.

September 22, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING


Welcome to Oxford

Columnist: Lyn Pace

September 18, 2016 | | OPINION


Clamato and moose and Vegemite … oh, my!

Clamato juice. Kangaroo meat. Moose sausage. Vegemite. ANZAC biscuits.

September 18, 2016 | | LIVING


Huge contrast

With less than two months to go before the presidential election, every day counts. This past week provided a huge contrast between Democratic nominee Hillary ...

September 18, 2016 | | OPINION


For the love of Fall

Although fall hasn't officially arrived yet, I've been enjoying the milder weather as if it was my favorite time of year already. After ...

September 18, 2016 | | LIVING


Telling it like it is

Although fall hasn't officially arrived yet, I've been enjoying the milder weather as if it was my favorite time of year already. After ...

September 18, 2016 | Beth Rowe | LIVING


Have you ever thought ...

The death of a loved one, or someone close to us, is very difficult to deal with. Grief is a challenge for even the strongest ...

September 18, 2016 | | LIVING


GMC soccer earns first win against Oxford College

The Lady Bulldogs of Georgia Military College trailed the Oxford Lady Eagles 1-0 at halftime Friday night in Oxford after Casey Frew scored on a ...

September 18, 2016 | George Harrison | Oxford College


Newton falls in top-10 matchup

The Newton High School football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night in a game between two top-10 teams that came down ...

September 17, 2016 | Jamie Wachter For The Covington News | Newton


Irwin: Bicycle helmets are the cause of Armadillo migration

Around Covington - even though it is just the 10th day of September and two weeks will pass before the Autumnal Equinox - the school year has ...

September 11, 2016 | Andy Irwin | LIVING


Rabbits, chickens and cows, oh, my!

"I just can't believe how much 4-H has changed as kids changed!" a 4-H alum from the 1950s told me this summer.

September 11, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | LOCAL


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We are looking for an old tire

Nowadays, my son, Liam, is scrolling the eBay and the Craigslist, and is perusing the Thrifty Nickel in the hopes of finding the perfect, old Chevy small block 350 engine that he plans to drop into his 1986 Jaguar XJ6 that awaits in our driveway.

May 15, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING


Proffit and Yu named Eastside’s top students

Brantley Proffitt and Lili Yu will be front and center during Eastside High School's graduation as the school's Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively.

May 14, 2016 | Joy Bratcher | Education


When did Gov. Deal become a liberal?

The casual political observer might be asking this question after taking in the events of the past few weeks: When did Nathan Deal become a liberal Democrat?

May 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


Eight hands are better than two

Forty fingers will come together to make a joyful noise at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington Sunday, May 22, courtesy of Alice Walker and Becky Ramsey, of Covington and Sylvia Looney and Dan Ingram of South Carolina. While this keyboard concert, an event featuring pianos as well as an impressive pipe organ, is amazing in its own right, one of the most impressive things is the amount of planning that went into it.

May 14, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


Leighlynn Shine a must-see

Hello, C-town! It's so good to be back with you for another installment of the Minute. And what's with this cold weather?! I'm not a fan, but as I understand it the weather will be back to normal by the time you read this. And I'd like to give a shout-out to all the Mommas out there. Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day.

May 12, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LOCAL


NCCA holds fourth student film festival

The Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) held its fourth student Film Festival in the evening of May 5 on campus. It was a small casual event with friends and family.

May 11, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

May 10, 2016 | By Froma Harrop | Columnists


Thank you for supporting our schools

It's hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year is almost over. Throughout the course of the year, the Newton County School System's (NCSS) new teachers have participated in ongoing New Teacher Induction/Professional Development Activities, or the NCSS BEST Program. They are now just a few short days away from completing their first official year as teachers in the NCSS. For many of these teachers, this will also mark the end of their first full-year in the teaching profession. We were very excited to welcome all of these new teachers to our school system last summer, and ...

May 10, 2016 | | Letters


Graduate reflects on 4-H career

The following is a speech presented at the annual 4-H banquet by Eastside high senior Mallori Johnson, reflecting on her 4-H career. Johnson was recognized at Northwest District Project Achievement for competing all 8 years of her 4-H career. She will enter Georgia Southern University in early childhood education in the fall.

May 10, 2016 | By Mallori Johnson | LIVING


Stay safe on the roads

Tragedy struck Newton County last week when a bicyclist died after being hit by a school bus on Hwy. 278.

May 10, 2016 | | Our Thoughts


Home equity loan or reverse mortgage?

Your personal residence is one of your largest, if not the largest, asset you will own in your life. It's a great feeling when you make that final mortgage payment! Should you wish to sell your home and downsize after you retire, the revenue code can be very generous. If you owned and lived in your home two of five years prior to the sale, up to $250,000 of the profit may be tax-free or up to $500,000 for if you are married filing joint.

May 10, 2016 | By Mike Lassiter | LIVING


Fairy Houses show off the designs of the imagination

Spring in Georgia is known for a lot of things - flowers in bloom, deer running through wooded areas, bees flying from blossom to blossom and the occasional spring storm.

May 03, 2016 | Hezekiah Rodgers | LOCAL


The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

May 01, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists


4-H day camp collecting supplies

Toilet paper tubes, AA batteries and hot glue needed.

May 01, 2016 | Terri Kimble-Fullerton | LOCAL


I have Tom Thumb’s saber!

When I was about 11-years-old my mother and I were cleaning out a small outbuilding we all called The Pack House. This was a single-car, garage-sized structure on the property next to the house that my mother grew up in. The Pack House may have been a smokehouse, but everyone who would have been able to tell me is no longer on this earthly plane.

May 01, 2016 | Andy Offutt Irwin | LIVING


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